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Career progression vital both in-house and at law firms

Developing your own career as a general counsel of a company is one of the most challenging issues facing in-house lawyers, a meeting of the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association in Bogota decided yesterday.

GE lawyer returns to Shearman

Shearman & Sterling LLP has rehired M&A lawyer Michael McGuinness, who returns from his role as general counsel for a General Electric division.

Sky acquires Brazilian broadband provider

Sky has closed its takeover of Brazilian pay-TV and broadband provider Intercontinental Telecomunicações (ITSA).

Vale takes on new general counsel

The world's largest iron mining company Vale has hired InBev’s former vice president of investor relations as its new general counsel.

General counsel "can be a lonely job"

Running the legal department of a subsidiary company can be such a large and amorphous job that it can leave GCs uncertain where to turn in crises, an IBA conference heard yesterday.

BG puts together team for US$5 billion investment

The BG Group's chief counsel in South America, Andrew Haynes, and his deputy, Alejandro Segura, lead as much of the work as they can in-house for the company's planned investment in the pre-salt fields off the country's coast, but also turn to a carefully selected group of external counsel when needed.

BT regional counsel moves to Global Crossing

The former director of legal affairs for the Andean region at BT has moved to US-based telecoms company Global Crossing.

New Ecuadorean AG holds arbitration conference

Ecuador’s Attorney General office is hosting a conference to educate its in-house team on arbitrations concerning the government and the importance of international law.

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